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Nick Makoha’s ‘Kingdom of Gravity’

Book Review

October 2018

Dai George

Book Review

October 2018

The tyrant’s sickest triumph is to make his subjects watchful. The landscape of Nick Makoha’s first collection – an abstracted, mythologised yet sometimes bitingly...

Art Review

September 2018

Martine Syms, Grande Calme

Holly Black

Art Review

September 2018

I’ve never been ghosted by a work of art before, but I guess there is a first time for...

Book Review

September 2018

Miriam Toews’s ‘Women Talking’

Caitlin Ingham

Book Review

September 2018

Édouard Louis, speaking recently at the London Review Bookshop, described why he writes auto-fiction. Growing up in a brutally...

Art Review

September 2018

Tai Shani, Semiramis

Jesc Bunyard

Art Review

September 2018

‘Womanhood’ is a troubled concept in the world of Semiramis. Gathered together for Tai Shani’s first institutional solo exhibition,...

Book Review

September 2018

Renato Cisneros’s ‘The Distance Between Us’

Cal Revely-Calder

Book Review

September 2018

Renato Cisneros couldn’t remember the day his sister Valentina turned four; at the time, he’d been only fifteen months...

Book Review

August 2018

Nora Ikstena's ‘Soviet Milk’

Kevin Brazil

Book Review

August 2018

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena opens with two women who cannot remember. ‘I don’t remember 15 October 1969,’ says...

Maria Fusco, ECZEMA!

Art Review

August 2018

Daisy Lafarge

Art Review

August 2018

Growing up in an evangelical church I took communion most weeks. To a child’s mind it seemed an excitingly gruesome process: the bread, broken,...

Book Review

August 2018

Alicia Kopf's ‘Brother in Ice’

Jess Cotton

Book Review

August 2018

Towards the beginning of Brother in Ice, the debut novel by Catalan artist Alicia Kopf, is a photograph of...

Art Review

August 2018

JENNY HOLZER, IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES MORRIS

Thom James

Art Review

August 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, every seat in the Tate’s Starr Cinema was taken on 16 July 2018, where Jenny Holzer was...

Lorrie Moore's ‘See What Can Be Done’

Book Review

August 2018

Nicole Flattery

Book Review

August 2018

Lorrie Moore writes in her introduction to See What Can Be Done that, at the start of her career, she couldn’t turn down book...

 

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